The perpetual checkmate. Endgame.
By: Emerson Non-duality
Seeking enlightenment is like playing a game of chess
against perfect stillness.
The seeker will never win the game, ever.
Even on those rare occasions when it appears that winning
seems imminent the player inevitably loses in an unbreakable cycle
of winning or losing.
Although, playing game of seeking is obviously hopeless
Since every game is a perpetual checkmate
The seeker hopes for things to happen soon, a revelation, a glimpse,
for that elusive emptiness, the unseen nothingness
to take over and share secret that are untold
It is getting exhausted and wants to give up playing but always comes back
no matter hard it tries to be unconditionally free
However, the game is immediately lost the moment the first pawn is moved
There were no movements even when it tries to be aware of itself
There are no players, moments, or movements in stillness, like whispers of
silence that has to be unheard to be heard
The hopelessness is beginning to become more and more obvious
Again, there are no players, moments, or movements
Losing or winning is irrelevant. it's just stillness
There is this nagging feeling that there is something that
is being missed like not hearing the screaming silence
on purpose to avoid what is so glaringly obvious, a muted confession,
Nothing is happening.
A game does not exist if there are no players
No players. no game to win or lose.
Game over. It never even began. it's always just this radiant stillness
Seekers can not exist without seeking.
Seeking is not real without a seeker
The Search is over. There was nothing missing.
End of game.